How one can Repair the “Home windows Is Unable to Run Automated Upkeep” Error

The Windows automatic maintenance tool is pretty amazing. It helps to automatically perform various PC tasks such as: B. Windows updates, hard drive defragmentation, security scans and more.

However, this tool is prone to several problems including the "Windows cannot perform automatic maintenance" error. If you encounter this problem, let's see how you can easily solve it.

1. Run the system maintenance troubleshooter

You can always rely on Windows troubleshooter whenever you encounter system problems. In this case, troubleshooting is useful for system maintenance.

How to do the Troubleshooting system maintenance via the control panel:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type Switchboard and press Enter.

  3. Press the Seen from Drop down menu and select Big icons.

  4. Scroll down and select Troubleshooting.

  5. Next, click system and safety Opportunity.

  6. Finally click on the Troubleshooting system maintenance and follow the instructions on the screen.

2. Configure the automatic maintenance settings through the Control Panel

If you want the Windows automatic maintenance feature to run quickly, there are a few settings you need to configure. So let's take a look at the settings that you should tweak:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type Switchboard and press Enter.

  3. Next, click Seen from Drop down menu and select Big icons.

  4. Scroll down and select Security and maintenance.

  5. Press the maintenance Drop down menu and select Change maintenance settings.

In the next window click on Perform maintenance tasks on a daily basis Drop down menu and select your preferred time. Ideally, this should be a time when you are not working on your PC.

Finally, check the Allow scheduled maintenance to wake up my computer Crate.

If you want to run the maintenance task immediately, you can do the following:

  1. Open that Switchboard and the Security and maintenance Window as described in the previous steps.

  2. Press the maintenance Drop-down menu and then click Start maintenance.

3. Enable the automatic maintenance tool through the registry editor

Enabling the auto maintenance tool through the registry editor might also help. Start by backing up your registry, then follow these steps:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type Regedit and press Enter the open Registration editor.

  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE> Microsoft> Windows NT> CurrentVersion> Schedule> Maintenance.

  4. Double click on that Maintenance Disabled Value in the right side area and set it Measured value to 0.

If the Maintenance Disabled Value is missing, here is how you can create it:

  1. Right-click an empty space in the right side panel and select New> DWORD (32-bit) value.

  2. Name the new value as Maintenance Disabled and press Enter.

  3. Double click on the value and set its. fixed Measured value to 0.

4. Make sure the Task Scheduler service is running

The task scheduler is responsible for automating the tasks on your PC. If this tool is not configured correctly, tasks such as automatic maintenance will not run.

You can now ensure that the Task Scheduler service is running:

  1. Press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type services.msc and press Enter the open Services Window.

  3. Find the Task scheduling service, right click on it and select properties.

  4. In the next window click on Start type Drop down menu and select Automatically.

  5. Press the begin Button, press Use and then press OK.

5. Activate maintenance tasks using the task scheduler

This error can occur if some maintenance tasks are disabled in the task scheduler. Here's how you can easily activate these tasks:

  1. Type Task planner by doing Windows search bar and choose the Best hit.

  2. Navigate to Task Scheduler> Task Scheduler Library> Microsoft> Windows> Maintenance.

  3. Check the status of the tasks shown in the middle pane. If it reads "Ready" or "Disabled person“, Click with the right mouse button on the respective task and select Run.

Close the Task Scheduler and restart your PC when you're done.

6. Activate the Task Scheduler services via the registry editor

This error can be due to damaged or incorrect Task Scheduler keys in the Windows registry. In this case, changing some registry settings can help resolve the problem.

To enable Task Scheduler services from the registry editor:

  1. Press Profit + r, Type Regedit, and press Enter the open Registration editor.

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SYSTEM> CurrentControlSet> Services> Schedule.

  3. Find the begin Value in the right side panel and double click on it.

In the next window set the Measured value to 1 and press OK. Close Registry Editor and restart your PC to save these changes.

7. Remove the corrupted Task Scheduler tree cache

In some cases, this error can be caused by a corrupted Task Scheduler tree cache. So, you can solve this problem by identifying the corrupted Task Scheduler tree cache and clearing it.

  1. To begin, press Profit + r to open the Run Command dialog box.

  2. Type Regedit and press Enter the open Registration editor.

  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SOFTWARE> Microsoft> Windows NT> CurrentVersion> Schedule> TaskCache.

  4. Right click on the tree Key and rename it to Tree.old_key or something similar.

Try running the automatic maintenance tool and see if that solves the problem.

If this fixes the problem, the tree key will have some corrupted values. To find these values, you can do the following:

  1. Rename the Tree.old_key back to tree.

  2. Rename each value in the tree key – one at a time – with the ".old"-Suffix. Run the Automatic maintenance Tool every time you do this.

  3. If the error stops after renaming a certain value, then that is the culprit. Clear that particular value and restart your PC.

8. Configure the correct settings in the Task Scheduler

This error can be the result of incorrect task conditions in the task scheduler. Here are the settings that could help solve this problem:

  1. Type Task planner by doing Windows search bar and choose the Best hit.

  2. Press the Task Scheduler Library Option in the left side area.

  3. Navigate to Task Scheduler> Task Scheduler Library> Microsoft> Windows> Maintenance.

  4. Next, right-click on each task that appears in the middle pane – one at a time – and select properties.

  5. In the next window, navigate to the Generally Tab and check the Run whether the user is logged in or not Crate.

  6. Next, click Configure for Drop down menu and select Windows 10.

When you're done, navigate to the conditions Tab and disable that Only start the task when the computer is connected to AC power Crate. Next, navigate to Actions and Triggers Tabs and check that all of your task conditions are correct.

Press OK and close the Task planner when you're done. Restart your PC to save these changes.

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Modisha is a tech content writer and blogger with a passion for new technology and innovation. He enjoys researching and writing insightful content for technology companies. He spends most of his time listening to music and also enjoys playing video games, traveling, and watching action comedies.

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